Twelve MPs have been lined up for state awards to be dished out by President Uhuru Kenyatta during this year’s Mashujaa Day.
The lawmakers and three other parliamentary staffers, if found fit, will be feted with Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) awards.
They are MPs Kanini Kega (Kieni), Kareke Mbiuki (Maara), Rachael Nyamai (Kitui South), Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East), Sofia Noor (Ijara), and Junet Mohammed (Suna East).
Others are Christopher Omulele (Luanda), Millie Odhiambo (Suba North) and Senators Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho), Stewart Madzayo (Kilifi), and Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni).
National Assembly clerk Michael Sialai is also tipped for the CBS award.
Deputy Senate clerk Mohamed Ali Mohamed and Parliament’s deputy clerk Jeremiah Ndombi have been nominated for the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) award.
The national honours nominees were decided upon by the Parliamentary Honours Advisory Committee jointly chaired by Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Kenneth Lusaka.
Kega is the chairman of the Trade Committee while Mbiuki chairs the committee on Environment as well as being members of the Liaison committee.
Limo of Kipkelion East chairs the Finance committee whereas Noor sits on the NG-CDF committee while Junet is the Minority Whip.
Whereas Millie is a member of the Budget committee, Omulele sits in the Finance, Sports as well as the Procedure and House Rules committees